Quoting Juniper53098:I tell them, no, they don't need, they want and you don't always get what you want.
I tell them, no, they don't need, they want and you don't always get what you want.
In what context? Around that age, I started introducing the difference between "I need" and "I want".
I agree with explaining the difference in want and need, but depending on his age and level of understanding you may just need to say no. I don't mince words. It's no. And when I do get them something I make sure they know that's a treat.
My kids get an allowance. So it they need something, I tell them to save them money and buy it.
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